Fairbanks, AK Population

By | June 4, 2019

Population: 30,224. Estimated population in July 2020: 31,324 (+3.6% change)
Males: 15,501 (51.3%), Females: 14,723 (48.7%)

Zip codes: 99701, 99709, 99712, 99775.

Median resident age: 27.6 years
Median household income: $40,577
Median house value: $126,400

Races in Fairbanks:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.2%)
  • American Indian (13.3%)
  • Black (11.2%)
  • Two or more races (6.6%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (11.0%), English (8.6%), United States (5.9%), Norwegian (3.9%), Italian (3.6%).

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 31.9 square miles

Map of Fairbanks, AK

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fairbanks

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairbanks city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

5.1% Foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -872 (-2.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fairbanks:

  • FAIRBANKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1650 COWLES STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Fairbanks:

  • VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 241 miles; PALMER, AK)
  • VALDEZ COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 275 miles; VALDEZ, AK)
  • PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 283 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairbanks:

  • WAINWRIGHT AAF (about 9 miles; FAIRBANKS/FT WAINWRIGHT, AK; Abbreviation: FBK)
  • FAIRBANKS INTL (about 9 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: FAI)
  • EIELSON AFB (about 46 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: EIL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fairbanks:

  • CHENA RIVER (about 8 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: 2Z5)
  • BRADLEY SKY-RANCH (about 25 miles; NORTH POLE, AK; Abbreviation: 95Z)
  • LIVENGOOD CAMP (about 79 miles; LIVENGOOD, AK; Abbreviation: 4AK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Fairbanks:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS (Full-time enrollment: 5,034; Location: SIGNERS HALL; Public; Website: www.uaf.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • NEW CONCEPTS BEAUTY SCHOOL INC (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 3677 COLLEGE RD STE 4; Private, for-profit)
  • SST TRAVEL SCHOOLS OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS (Location: 100 CUSHMAN STE 309; Private, for-profit)
  • ASBESTOS REMOVAL SPECIALISTS OF ALASKA INC (Location: 3049 DAVIS ROAD; Private, for-profit)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Location: 910 YUKON DR; Public; Website: info.alaska.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fairbanks:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE (about 289 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Full-time enrollment: 9,453)
  • PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 2038 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 2067 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2069 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 2087 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 2103 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 2103 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)

Schools

Public high schools in Fairbanks:

  • WEST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,372; Location: 3800 GIEST ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LATHROP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,355; Location: 901 AIRPORT WAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOWARD LUKE ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 601 LOFTUS RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HUTCHISON CAREER CENTER (Location: 3750 GEIST ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Fairbanks:

  • MONROE CATHOLIC HIGH SCH (Students: 213; Location: 615 MONROE STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • FAR NORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 1110 20TH STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 946 COWLES STREET STE 210; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fairbanks:

  • INTERIOR DISTANCE EDUCATION OF AK (IDEA) (Students: 3,769; Location: 609 2ND AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RAVEN CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL (Students: 1,041; Location: 4762 OLD AIRPORT WAY; Grades: KG – 12)
  • TANANA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 600 TRAINOR GATE ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 516; Location: 554 LOFTUS ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • RYAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 507; Location: 951 AIRPORT WAY; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WELLER ELEMENTARY (Students: 507; Location: 635 ELEMENTARY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • TICASUK BROWN ELEMENTARY (Students: 496; Location: 785 LAKLOEY DRIVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LADD ELEMENTARY (Students: 491; Location: 601 F STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • RANDY SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 1401 BAINBRIDGE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BADGER ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 468; Location: 2301 BROADWAY ROAD, NORTH POLE; Grades: PK – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Fairbanks:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 715 MONROE STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • FAIRHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 101 CITY LIGHTS BLVD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FAIRBANKS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 2014 30TH AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FAIRBANKS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: PO BOX 82997; Grades: 1 – 9)

Libraries

Library in Fairbanks:

  • FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,629,653; Location: 1215 COWLES STREET; 269,957 books; 9,680 audio materials; 8,804 video materials; 585 serial subscriptions)